Wind Some, Lose Some

Electricity-generating wind turbines would add to the list of alternative energy sources on the islands of Boston Harbor.
August 1, 2003, 6am PDT | Connie Chung
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"Electricity-generating wind turbines could be built on the islands of Boston Harbor, according to plans quietly being developed by government agencies and a private group hoping to generate electricity from the potent gusts that sweep across the open water. The University of Massachusetts' Urban Harbors Institute is studying the possibility of building turbines as tall as 300 feet on four islands....The study, due in the fall, is expected to focus on the environmental impact and community reaction to placing a small number of turbines in the park. Despite the benefits that many of these communities have received already from alternative energy sources--including wind harvesting, smaller wind turbines, methane gas recapture and hydro power, members of the community have raised concerns over noise and aesthetics issues."

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Published on Monday, October 3, 2005 in The Boston Globe
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